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Lane Powell Announces Three New Shareholders

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Lane Powell is pleased to announce that three attorneys in the Seattle office have been elected to shareholder, effective January 1, 2014.

Jacob M. Downs focuses his practice on employment and business litigation. He represents many national and northwest companies before regulatory agencies, state and federal courts, and private arbitration. He litigates cases involving Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, Sarbanes-Oxley, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, federal privacy, consumer and banking laws, and related state laws. He has obtained favorable jury verdicts in commercial and employment cases in both state and federal courts involving breach of contract, fraud, trade secrets and tortious interference. He has also prevailed in arbitrations involving disability, gender and age discrimination claims. Downs received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University.

Laura Marquez-Garrett has an active litigation practice, focusing on complex litigation in the areas of consumer finance, securities, real estate, consumer protection, class action defense, white collar defense, and investigations and enforcement proceedings involving the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She is also co-chair of Lane Powell’s Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy Practice Group, and advises companies and counsel on eDiscovery policies, protocol and litigation. Marquez-Garrett received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in English from U.C. Berkeley.

Andrew J. Stevenson focuses his practice on business immigration law. His practice includes temporary and permanent immigration sponsorship for professional workers, I-9 and employment eligibility compliance, investment-based visas, DHS/DOL immigration audits, seasonal and agricultural worker visas, sports and entertainment visas, waivers and resolution of inadmissibility problems, consular processing, removal defense, complex family immigration, naturalization and citizenship. Stevenson has served in various leadership capacities for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), including Vice Chair of AILA’s National Liaison Committee to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  He also earned certification as a specialist in immigration and nationality law from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Stevenson received his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Truman State University.